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Old 11-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds like your grand dad and Morgan have a relationship that many try to find and never succeed. You done a truly loving and wonderful thing all those years ago and now you see the fruits it bears. Lovely story. Thanks for putting it here
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I got Morgan for my grandparents a few weeks after my Uncle (their son) suddenly passed away. He was their first GSD, and the first dog they had had in many years. I still remember plain as day the look on their faces when that big black and tan puppy I was holding in my arms ferociously barked at them as I was handing him over.

They bonded quickly, but my Grandpa and Morgan were really pals. Over the years I cant really think of a time when you saw one and not the other. I really think he helped my Grandpa heal in many ways after losing my Uncle. When my Grandpa would make his weekend trips to Kentucky my Grandma would call me and say "This darn dog wont eat when your Grandpa isnt here. He's going to starve his fool self."

Today I looked out of my Kitchen window and saw my Grandpa and Morgan walking side by side from the garage to the back door of the house. Both of them with a slight limp, heads down as they walked. Its almost funny how they resemble each other right now. Morgans face and my Grandpa's hair are the same silvery white color now. As they came to the steps, Morgan lifted his head so that my Grandpa could put his hand on him for balance as he stepped up the last tall step to the door. I could see my Grandpa holding the door open for Morgan as he slowly got up that last tall step himself.

How quickly these last 10 years have gone by.....it really doesnt seem fair.
Make sure to get some of those scenes down in a picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Wow that go me really choked up. You should be a write. What a beautiful connection thy have.


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Old 11-09-2012, 09:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm glad I'm not the only one you made cry. There is no friend like a German Shepherd. I am quite sure that whoever said "Dog is man's best friend" was speaking of a GSD. What a gift you gave to the both of them! A life shared in a way that only man and GSD can. I must admit, though, my stomach is tightening over the thought of one having to live without the other. The pain after that closeness is beyond devastating.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for sharing your story, it made my day!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Sorry to make some of you guys cry, lol. It was such a bitter sweet moment for me. Thanks for reading, and I'll try to get a picture to go with the story.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Ditto.....

With tears in my eyes, I picture a Rockwell painting of the 2....
You just gave me a great I idea
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:00 PM   #18 (permalink)
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what an absolutely touching story, lump in my throat and tears in my eyes ... beautiful gift you have given!
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OMGoodness. Seems life has gone so quickly. What a picture. 2 beautiful souls.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:55 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Your words paint such a beautiful picture of the loyalty of a German Shepherd to his family. A picture done of the two of them would be a great keepsake.
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